How many times did you miss your forearm workouts because it’s always the last workout you’re doing in a gym. Your focus is entirely on arms, biceps, and perhaps even squats. Nevertheless, if your forearms are small or heavy, you lose the nicely formed biceps and chest.
Here are the 5 ways to get killer forearms during the workout at your nearest Gym
1. Avoid Straps During Workouts
People wear wrist straps while doing back or shoulder exercises to improve grip strength, but the straps should be removed when you start performing forearm exercises. This is because the straps serve as good support while doing other exercises, thus reducing the pressure on the forearms; however, they are unfavourable when doing forearms.
2. Just Hold Onto the Exercise Bars
Even if without the strap you don’t want to exercise, there’s a cheeky way to get the forearms done. Take heavy dumbbells or load heavyweights on the power rack and hold it at arm’s length for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The grip can be facing upwards and downwards.
3. Use Cables
The cables are usually used for arm and chest training, but seldom for forearms. Nevertheless, you can work on your forearms if you set the bar at the lowest pulley point and get down on your knees. You can put your forearms on your knees or get a preacher bench that can be balanced and the forearms separated.
4. Try Small Wrist Work Out Equipments
Purchase your home a handgrip reinforcer or wrist and forearm blaster and continue to work out your forearms whenever you have time. You can even watch Youtube videos with a piece of wood, a rope, and a big pin to make a forearm blaster.
5. Higher Reps
We normally recommend a standard of 12 reps per set for biceps, chest, back or shoulders, but the count should be as high as 30 or 50 for your forearms.
6. Simple walk
Considered one of the best exercises for the entire body, it’s good for the forearms as well. Take heavyweights on both arms (dumbbells or plate easy to hold) and walk 15 to 20 steps to and fro.